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accuracy of the 5.45x39

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by biker bo, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. biker bo

    biker bo Myrtle Creek Active Member

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    I traded for an AR 15 in the 5.45x39 and was wondering how accurate it is at 100 yards

    It has a dot sight with 1 MOA dot. Is it worth the money to put good 3x9 scope on it?

    I have not fired it yet but plan to do so in the next few weeks.

    Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    The most accurate full auto I ever shot was an AKSU74 - left hand side folder shorty - it was quite controllable and a joy to shoot - if I can recover the hard drive from my old computer I'll upload the video clip - 40 rounds of 5.45 x 39 in about 3.5 seconds - all rounds hitting a grain bucket about 250 yards out up a hill. call the target area about a 2.5' circle.

    I don't know how it holds up to 5.56 at the range off a bench but its PLENTY accurate for a war zone.
     
  3. biker bo

    biker bo Myrtle Creek Active Member

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    Thanks. I'm hoping to get 1 to 1.5 MOA off the bench. If that's a possibly with an AR platform then its worth adding a good scope.

    Hope to see your video some day.
     
  4. wsu 5.9er

    wsu 5.9er Spanaway WA Member

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    With the Russian surplus ammo, it's about 2-3 MOA.
     
  5. biker bo

    biker bo Myrtle Creek Active Member

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    Thanks. I don't think I'll waste the money to scope it if that's the best it will do.